Announcing Scientist Friendly MS-Windows Internet Kit

Lachlan Cranswick lachlan at dmp.csiro.au
Sat Aug 6 22:10:11 EST 1994



ANNOUNCING SCIENTIST FRIENDLY MS WINDOWS INTERNET KIT 
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(One stop Winsock Shop)

QUICK INSTALL :-

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Obtaining the files.

anonymous ftp to :-

sol.dmp.csiro.au:/pub/internet/all/internet.exe
(192.68.132.2)

sol.dmp.csiro.au:/pub/internet/floppy/internt1.exe
sol.dmp.csiro.au:/pub/internet/floppy/internt2.exe

US mirror (expires in October) :-
ftp://ftp.alumni.caltech.edu/pub/dank/internet-kit/internet.exe
(ftp.alumni.caltech.edu:/pub/dank/internet-kit)

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Installing the files :-
(the -d option is very important as this creates
subdirectories and puts files in their correct place).

internet  c:\  -d

or

internt1  c:\  -d
internt2  c:\  -d

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1.  INTRODUCTION

2.  GETTING THE SOFTWARE VIA ANONYMOUS FTP

3.  ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE FOR INSTALLATION

4.  WHAT SOFTWARE IS IN THIS KIT

5.  BEFORE STARTING

6.  NETWORK HARDWARE AND PC/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

7.  TO INSTALL OR NOT TO INSTALL THE TRUMPET WINSOCK?

8.  LOADING ALL THE SOFTWARE ONTO YOUR PC

9.  INSTALLING TRUMPET WINSOCK

         THE WINSOCK INSTALLATION BEGINS

10. INSTALLING THE INTERNET SOFTWARE

      ADDING THE WINDOWS PROGRAM ICONS

      HGOPHER

      WS_FTP
 
      TRMPTEL
  
      Wintrumpet Newsreader

      WinQVT

11. FINISHED!

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INTRODUCTION

This might help people who are trying to find
MS-Windows internet software without having to
browse several different sites and go through
several different installation procedures.

This is version 1.00 of this one-stop-shop 
so please be on the lookout for any
errors.  Also, suggestions of new software
and/or viewers for MOSAIC and GOPHER and how to
install them would be appreciated.

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GETTING THE SOFTWARE VIA ANONYMOUS FTP

This Scientist friendly MS Windows internet kit available
by anonymous ftp from :-

sol.dmp.csiro.au:/pub/ms-win-internet-kit/all/internet.exe  (2181885)
(192.68.132.2)
(All the files in one pkzip self extracting exe file).

US mirror (expires in October) :-
ftp://ftp.alumni.caltech.edu/pub/dank/internet-kit/internet.exe
(ftp.alumni.caltech.edu:/pub/dank/internet-kit)

or

sol.dmp.csiro.au:/pub/ms-win-internet-kit/floppy/internt1.exe (1200132)
sol.dmp.csiro.au:/pub/ms-win-internet-kit/floppy/internt2.exe (994559)

(Files to fit onto 1.2 Meg (and thus 1.44 Meg) floppy
disks).  

All the software packages given in this kit is either
public domain software or shareware.  Some of this
software is deliberately not the most recent versions.
But it has been found to work reliably and be fairly
easy for a "casual" MS-Windows user to install.

Please email if there are any errors in the installation.

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User friendly internet software is also available for
Mac users at :-

sol.dmp.csiro.au:/pub/mac

And (friendly?) UNIX software also at :-

sol.dmp.csiro.au:/pub/unix

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ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE FOR INSTALLAION

Some basic knowledge of the internet is required as well
as editing with Windows Notepad.  It also assumes
you know how to use anonymous ftp to get the files.
If not - consult you local PC/internet guru who
should be able to help you.


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WHAT SOFTWARE IS IN THIS KIT

This kit includes :-

Trumpet winsock  - shareware TCP-IP software  (one of the best!)

WINQVT - mainly telnet (but has other services - i.e., POP mail, NEWS, FTP)
         (you can print telnet screens to printer with ALT F2)

NCSA Mosaic WWW client - old 16 bit version with picture viewer
                         pre-installed. (easy to load).  A new fast
                         32 bit version is available but requires Win32s
                         to be installed prior to use for Win 3.1 and 3.11.

HGOPHER  - gopher client software

WINTRUMPET - presently the best user-friendly Usenet newsreader 
              around (Also has decent POP Mail) (my opinion only).

WS_FTP     - Very user friendly FTP program (point and click).

TRMPTEL    - Simple no-frills VT100 telnet program.

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BEFORE STARTING (you must consult your system manager).

You need to know :-

Your network's "Domain Name"

Your logon name - for telnet.

Your Email address.

The IP address and name of your PC

The IP address and name of your Name Server.

The IP address and name of your Gateway.

The IP address and name of your News Server
(Your system manager will have to edit the
news server's nntp_access file to allow your 
PC to get news from the news server)

The IP address and name of your Mail (SMTP/POP) Server.

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NETWORK HARDWARE AND INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

This assumes that your PC has a correctly installed ethernet
card and a link into the internet.  SLIP is also possible 
via a PC serial port but your internet vendor would have 
to give you installation instructions.  If you do not
have Winsock already running, it assumes packet drivers are
already installed and correctly configured.

While it can be changed with user modification, this installation
also assumes that :-

MS-Windows is installed in the c:\windows directory.  

That you have at least 6 Meg free hard-disk on the C:\ drive.

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TO INSTALL OR NOT TO INSTALL THE TRUMPET WINSOCK?

A very brief (and possibly inaccurate) explanation of WINSOCK.

The winsock protocol (Winsockets) is the "standard" TCP-IP 
protocol for MS-Windows to allow running of internet and 
network software that is Winsock complient.

If you already have winsock(tcp-ip)  installed on your system,
ignore the following winsock installation procedures.

If you are using another network protocol such as Windows for
Workgroups NDIS drivers, PCNFS, etc, consult your system manager
on how to get Winsock on your system.
(i.e., ignore the following winsock installation procedures).

For Windows for Workgroups 3.11 - a Microsoft 32 bit 
beta (bit flakey) winsock is available  from :-
sol.dmp.csiro.au:/pub/ms-winsock/MTCPB3.EXE
(192.68.132.2)
(self extracting exe file).
(i.e., ignore the following winsock installation procedures).

Note that some network software supports winsock by default.
This includes Frontier Technology's Super TCP for Windows.
(i.e., ignore the following winsock installation procedures).

If you have Windows NT - buy the TCP-IP pack from Microsoft
which gives you winsock by default.
(i.e., ignore the following winsock installation procedures).

If you have no network protocol installed or just have
packet drivers installed - try applying the winsock installation
procedures which follow.

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LOADING ALL THE SOFTWARE ONTO YOUR PC.

Assuming you have already ftp'd the software over :-

Go into the directory or drive the file is located and
type (this creates subdirectories) :-
(the -d option is very important as this creates
subdirectories and puts files in their correct place).

internet  c:\  -d   <enter>

For floppy disk files.

internt1  c:\  -d
internt2  c:\  -d

This will load files into your c:\windows directory.

mosaic.ini
hgopher.ini
internet.grp

vt220.fon
wnnetdll.sym
wnqvtnet.sym

Into your c:\windows\system directory

vt100.fon
wnnetdll.sym
wnqvtnet.sym

And will also create the following directory structure
with files installed in their correct place :-

c:\tmp
c:\temp
c:\internet
c:\internet\annotate
c:\internet\autoexec
c:\internet\ethernet
c:\internet\ethernet\ne2000
c:\internet\ethernet\ne2000\pktdrv
c:\internet\ethernet\smc
c:\internet\ethernet\smc\diagnose
c:\internet\ethernet\smc\ezsetup
c:\internet\ethernet\smc\pkt_drv
c:\internet\gopher
c:\internet\mail
c:\internet\mosaic
c:\internet\mosaic\lview
c:\internet\mosaic\wham
c:\internet\mosaic\wplany
c:\internet\news
c:\internet\qvtnet
c:\internet\vt100
c:\internet\windows
c:\internet\windows\system
c:\internet\winsock
c:\internet\wintrump
c:\internet\ws_ftp

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     INSTALLING TRUMPET WINSOCK

This is for a PC with network/ethernet card
correctly installed and configured with packet 
drivers installed with packet vector pointing to
0x60.  If you do not know what these
are, consult your PC networking guru.  

If you do not have a packet driver for your
ethernet card - a large list of packet drivers are at :-

sol.dmp.csiro.au:/pub/ms-winsock/pkt_drv

Packet drivers and sample autoexec.bat modifications
are given with the internet kit for two common network
cards - ne2000  and  WD/SMC Elite plus.

DO NOT DO ANY OF THIS IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER NETWORK
PROTOCOL INSTALLED - THIS WILL CAUSE SERIOUS TROUBLE.


AGAIN - BEFORE STARTING (you must consult your system manager).

You need to know :-

Your network's "Domain Name"

Your logon name - for telnet.

Your Email address.

The IP address and name of your PC 

The IP address and name of your Name Server.

The IP address and name of your Gateway.

The IP address and name of your News Server
(Your system manager will have to edit the
nntp_access file to allow your PC to get news
from the news server)

The IP address and name of your Mail Server.

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THE WINSOCK INSTALLATION BEGINS.
IGNORE THIS IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER NETWORK SOFTWARE RUNNING).

Assuming that you have your packet driver correctly installed.

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Use the Windows notepad to edit c:\autoexec.bat

Directly after the packet driver line add:-

c:\internet\winsock\winpkt 0x60

Save the file and exit.

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EDIT (using notepad) C:\INTERNET\WINSOCK\TRUMPWSK.INI

Where indicated :-
Add your PC's IP address, gateway IP address, 
dns (domain name server) IP address, and the 
domain name.

Save and exit the file.

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Copy the c:\internet\windows\protocol file to c:\windows
Copy the c:\internet\windows\services file to c:\windows
Copy the c:\internet\windows\hosts    file to c:\windows

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Use Notepad to edit the c:\windows\hosts   file.

Add the IP and Name of your PC.
Add the IP and Name of the  DNS (domain name server)
Add the IP and Name of the  Gateway

Save and exit the file.

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Go into the STARTUP FOLDER.

Add a new ICON by File, New - and Browse to the
c:\internet\winsock\ directory and select
the tcpman.exe file.  Click on the Run Minimized
button and press OK.

Now exit Windows and re-boot your computer.

When you run Windows again -  you will have Winsock/TCP-IP
running and can use a variety of internet software - 
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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INSTALLING THE INTERNET SOFTWARE.

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ADDING THE WINDOWS PROGRAM ICONS

In Windows.

Add a new folder (Program Group) with the name "Internet Kit"
and Group File of  -  internet.grp.

You will now have a new folder called "Internet Kit"
with all the icons correctly installed.  Do not run any 
of them yet as they still have to be configured.

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HGOPHER

Gopher will run quite OK.  If you wish to change
the homepage, go into Options, Gopher Setup and 
enter the home page you wish to see on startup.

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WS_FTP

This will work Instantly.  The only host there is
to anonymously log into sol.dmp.csiro.au.

Add other hosts as you desire.

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TRMPTEL  (telnet program)

This will work without configuration.  Just type
in the host you wish to log into.  If you wish
to log into a host all the time, use File Properties
to add the host in the Command Line.

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MOSAIC WWW (World Wide Web) Client.

The LVIEW gif, jpg, etc picture viewer is already
correctly installed.

Use notepad to edit the c:\windows\mosaic.ini file.

Add your email address on the second line. Mosaic
will now work properly with your real email
address should you use this option 
You can now go wild on the WWW.  
There are other options you can modify -
but this will start you off quite happily.

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Wintrumpet Newsreader.

When you run WinTrumpet, you will be prompted for
information such as your :-

News Host Name
Mail Host Name
Your Email Address
Full Name
Organisation

(Your signature file is at c:\internet\sig.txt,
use notepad to edit this file).

The rest is optional and depends if you want to
use WinTrumpet as your POP mail program).

You will then be prompted for newsgroups to add.

Select a couple immediately to test out your NNTP
connection (i.e., sci.chem.electrochem).

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WINQVT.

Use notepad to edit the c:\internet\qvtnet\qvtnet.ini
file.  Search for ??? and replace as required.  It
occurs in this order :-

PC host name.

PC IP Address.

Router/Gateway

Domain Name

Name Server (Domain Name Server)


The rest is optional depending of whether you want to
Use QVTNET also as a mail program, ftp client and/or server,
newsreader and talk to a line printer.

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FINISHED

In theory, you have now completed the installation.

Good luck!  :-)

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Standard disclaimers apply - user is 100% responsible for any 
hassles, problems or loss of data.  
(It might not be lawyer proof but it will let
me sleep nights!)  :-)

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Lachlan Cranswick  -  CSIRO     _--_|\  lachlan at dmp.CSIRO.AU 
Division of Mineral Products   /      \ tel +61 3 647 0367 
PO Box 124, Port Melbourne     \_.--._/ fax +61 3 646 3223 
3207 AUSTRALIA                       v    



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